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desktop publishing

noun, Computers.
the design and production of publications by means of specialized software enabling a personal computer to generate typeset-quality text and graphics. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for desktop publishing

desktop publishing

a means of publishing reports, advertising, etc, to typeset quality using a desktop computer DTP
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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desktop publishing in Technology
text, application
(DTP) Using computers to lay out text and graphics for printing in magazines, newsletters, brochures, etc. A good DTP system provides precise control over templates, styles, fonts, sizes, colour, paragraph formatting, images and fitting text into irregular shapes.
Example programs include FrameMaker, PageMaker, InDesign and GeoPublish.
Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.text.desktop.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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